“I will forever be grateful for Ossi Pace because she absolutely saved my life and has become a valuable resource. Prior to meeting Ossi, I had a bad experience with a therapist and was in crisis when I was matched with her while she was completing her training at the Maple Counseling Center. At first glance, I wondered if our different backgrounds would be a barrier and was blown away when I realized I could talk to her about anything and was never met with false empathy, shame or judgement - she truly met me where I was at and I felt seen and understood. She is a therapist that will actively help you navigate your issues. She's provided me with tactical advice on my mental health and feedback that helped me work through my issues and learn from them. I've been guided to many different resources that have helped me work through my fears, anxieties, past traumas, attachment issues, family difficulties, self-worth, etc. Working with Ossi isn't going to be about what's wrong with you, even if you think there's a lot wrong. By the time I saw her, my life was unstable and I was expert in beating the crap out of myself for it all. Ossi helped me discover what is right about myself and helped me build a self-esteem I didn't know was possible. The crisis passed, my life transformed, she continued to give me guidance on new challenges that come from a much more stable life. I still go back on occasion and am so grateful I found such a phenomenal life and mental health resource.” ~Elaine L.
“Ossi Pace has changed my life. I started seeing Ossi just over 4 years ago when my anxiety started hindering my well-being. In the first session with her, Ossi challenged me to take a new perspective on my current situation in life. She has done this for me every session since then. As circumstances have changed, new highs and new lows, Ossi has helped me through each and every one with patience, kindness, and a dose of reality. She has always treated me with respect, no matter how big or small the task at hand may be. It's one thing to have a therapist that listens and another to have one that truly cares. I value our sessions HIGHLY and know that I'm a different person today than I was during that first session. Even when it's hard to see for myself, she always reminds me of how far I've come. I carry her card in my wallet at all times JUST so I can recommend her to friends in need.” ~ Karen H.
"When I first started seeing Ossi Pace, I had nearly given up hope on ever working through my anxiety, depression and childhood trauma. It felt as if every step forward I had taken in life was proceeded by taking 10 steps back. I had tried for over a decade to develop self-worth and healing necessary to thrive but felt defeated and destined to not have my own voice, continue poor relationships and have poor life outcomes. That was a little more than three years ago and today my life is defined by my unbreakable sense of self-worth, solid boundaries, and healthy familial, friendship, workplace and intimate relationships. This would not have been possible without the intensive therapy, therapeutic guidance and listening ear of Ossi Pace. I never knew my own mental health could be this stable and healthy. Therapy with her helped me save my life and there are no words to sum up the gratitude I have for her. While I had seen various therapists before, I often left sessions feeling worse or not obtaining the tools I needed to overcome my struggles. Ossi not only helped me work through my childhood trauma, but also provided applied therapeutic guidance in present situations in which the trauma was manifesting itself. Applying the tools I learned in therapy helped me navigate difficult situations in my everyday life. Sessions with her helped me become more aware of my own patterns that created anxiety and thus I began to learn how to emotionally regulate myself more. I have continued to integrate the tools and lessons I learned from therapy with Ossi. I'm the most emotionally and mentally stable I've ever been and thus in a secure place in life. Now that my most intensive therapy sessions have decreased, I still actually enjoy counting on Ossi's expertise as my own life has evolved. From anxiety-ridden and reclusive to becoming a confident woman that works with the public and navigates a new healthy relationship, Ossi's therapeutic style has lead me to optimal healing and growth." ~ Lila B.
“I came to see Ossi during a real low point in my life without a clue about therapy or what to expect. Ossi was someone whom I immediately connected with and was someone that was instantly able to put me at ease. She really makes it a point to foster a safe environment and I could tell that she really listened to me and genuinely cared about me. Over the time I spent with Ossi, she helped me come to have a better awareness and understanding of myself and through the work we did together, I can now say that I am in a much better and stronger place. I can’t begin to thank Ossi enough for the help and insight she has brought into all areas of my life! Finding her was a real blessing and I would recommend therapy and especially her to anyone.” ~ Kate T.
“From the moment I met Ossi Pace I knew that this was going to be my safe place. I have had therapists in the past who nodded throughout my session without much feedback. And while I come to therapy for an ear, I also come for solid/educated feedback. Ossi has helped me work through some true tough spots in my life-navigating the single mother thing, dating as a single mother, family dynamics, my own childhood events and how they can dictate how I parent, and much more. She speaks with wisdom and a touch of humor, which I find relaxing and refreshing. I am currently in the process of blending my family with my boyfriend’s and I find myself calling upon the time I spent with Ossi to navigate it all. Thank you Ossi.” ~ Lauren F.
“I’ve been married for 20 + years. My husband and I have three children together, along with a lot of history … and baggage. We had been to a couple therapists over the years, but somehow, they seemed to exacerbate our tension with one another versus putting it to rest. One therapist seemed to be more sympathetic to my Husband, and I would leave our visits feeling invisible, and one really wasn’t a fit for either one of us. We learned about Ossi Pace on the heels of a particularly difficult period in our lives when the only thing we could agree upon was that it was either time to call it quits or figure it out, once and for all. We approached our first visit with trepidation — not particularly optimistic about the process, but figuring there was nothing to lose. Ossi put us both at ease right away. She expertly slowed me down while drawing my husband out. For the first time in a long time — my husband and I agreed on something. We both liked and felt safe with Ossi, and believed she would be helpful to us. Ossi helped us to open up, unpack our issues, speak honestly to the root/origin of our problems, and find pro-active solutions. She more or less gently re-introduced us to each other and made us realize we never stopped loving or being loved. We just stopped communicating. We left every session feeling more deeply invested in our relationship and optimistic about our future together.
For all our differences, my Husband and I both have a knack for reading a room and reading people. If something isn’t right about a person or situation — we’ll pick up on it instantly. I think we both felt Ossi’s inherent goodness right away. She is kind, knowledgeable, caring, smart, invested and non judgmental. Her approach helped us quite a bit, and for that we are forever grateful. Big thumbs up.” ~ Katie T.
“There’s nothing quite like being a parent. It’s complicated. It’s complicated for you personally, for you and your spouse together, and it’s complicated for the family as a whole. Connecting with Ossi not only enabled my Wife and I to gain more perspective on highly charged emotional issues we face with our daughter — and what at the time seems like pivotal questions — but also much needed distance from the urgency and pressure that builds around parenting decisions. Ossi has a uniquely welcoming, insightful, and trustworthy approach that combines the shared perspective of a Mother/Parent, with the objectivity and clinical perception of a trained practitioner. The confidence and piece of mind, as well as the long and short-term perspective that we get from her is invaluable to us. We’re hugely grateful for the relationship, and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to make better decisions as a parent.” ~ Jon H.
"Having Ossi as my therapist for one year through my multiple transitions in that stage of my life was very helpful and grounding experience. She was warm, empathetic and knowledgeable. She made me aware of my blind spots related to my past, and empowered me to stay aware of them and encouraged me to have more compassion for myself. Even though I don't see her anymore, but when I get trigger her gentle, kind voice of her comes to my mind and reminds me of the things that she used to tell me in the session. Having her as a therapist was a great experience and privilege. Thank you Ossi." ~ Shazi M.